Tension in UNIZIK as Race for VC Seat Gathers Momentum

By Ikeugonna Eleke

An electric atmosphere has enveloped Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, as professors justle for a successor to the current Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Charles Esimone, whose tenure is nearing an end.

Fides gathered that three notable Professors have already indicated interest to succeed him and they include, Prof Ike Odimegwu of the Philosophy Department; Prof Alex Asigbo of Theatre Arts and Prof Joseph Ikechebelu.

Esimone, whose tenure as the VC of the institution ends June, 2024, a year from now, is allegedly throwing his weight behind Ikechebelu; while a majority of the people are clamouring for Prof Odimegwu, including members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU.

Odimegwu was one time Chairperson of ASUU-NAU and loved by virtually everyone, including students of Unizik.